Troy 15U Tournament Team gets back on the winning track

Published 8:33 pm Friday, June 14, 2019

The Troy 15U Tournament team bounced back from a loss on Thursday night with a 17-6 win over Eufaula on Friday afternoon in the 15U State Tournament.

An eight-run second inning was more than enough to vault Troy to a much-needed win on day two of the tournament.

Adrian Cardwell got the start in the game for Troy. Cardwell pitched the game’s first two innings. He allowed just one hit and struck out a batter. J.D Wilson and Danny Cooper also got on the mound for Troy.

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Troy jumped on the board in the first inning when they scored the game’s first two runs. Jayden Jordan smacked a triple, driving in Brady Huner for the game’s first run. Later in the inning, Skylar Kidd doubled in Jayden Jordan.

One inning later, Troy busted the game wide open with eight runs. Troy picked up six hits in the inning including RBI singles by Adrian Cardwell, Huner, Jeff Warrick and Jordan. Ben Reeves also had a two-run double to bring the score to 12-6. Troy’s final run came around to score when Reeves scored on an error by Eufaula’s short stop.

Nate Braisted scored on a balk call to score a run in the third. By inning’s end Troy totaled three runs to go up 11-0. Kidd smacked a two-run double.

Troy allowed Eufaula to crawl back into the game with three runs in both the third and fourth innings to cut Troy’s lead to 13-6 after four innings.

After a scoreless fifth inning, Troy’s offense got back to work and scored four more runs in the sixth.

Noah Prestwood smacked a two-run single and Jordan followed up with a two-run single of his own to give Troy a commanding 17-6 lead.

Troy finished with 15 hits in the win. Braisted and Jordan each picked up three hits, while Huner and Kidd each picked up two.

Troy will be back in action on Saturday when they take on Enterprise beginning at 9 a.m. in Eufaula.